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Monsanto’s Roundup system threatens extinction of monarch butterflies - report

Monsanto’s Roundup system threatens extinction of monarch butterflies - report | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
Monsanto’s Roundup Ready system – a potent herbicide combined with genetically-modified seeds that can withstand it – has decimated the monarch butterfly’s only source of food in the Midwest, putting it on the edge of extinction, according to a new study.
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GR:  Evidence indicates that Monsanto is the principal cause of declining bees and butterflies.  The article includes an interesting diagram showing the personnel overlap between Monsanto and the U. S. Government.

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Living Without Herbicides

Living Without Herbicides | GarryRogers Biosphere News | Scoop.it
The herbicides used to kill weeds have two undisputed dangers: They can poison arthropods and the animals that eat them, and they eliminate plants that are hosts for Monarch Butterflies and many o...
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In 2007, I stopped using herbicides, insecticides, and chemical fertilizers on my farm.

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